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  • American Woodworker Magazine: Index of past issues

    by The Administrator     Friday, February 6, 2009
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Start your article index search by clicking on a letter above or by entering a term in the search box in the upper right corner of this page. This index contains issue and page references for articles...
  • Moisture Meters

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, November 2, 2011
    Moisture Meters By Dave Munkittrick Think of a moisture meter as cheap insurance. Spend $70 and you’ll never have to wonder whether that lumber you bought is too wet or too dry. You can tell if the “kiln-dried” pine you bought from the...
  • Backyard Sawmill

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 15, 2011
    Backyard Sawmills We all love wood, whether it's a wide clear board or a gnarly slab with wild grain. That's why sawing our own lumber crosses the minds of most woodworkers. It might be inspired by the sight of a big tree blown down by a storm...
  • Slow-Speed Grinders

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, August 8, 2010
    These 10 machines are designed to save your tools from overheating: Do they measure up? by Tom Caspar and Jason McNellis If you love hand tools, chances are you’ll need a grinder. When a blade becomes very dull, chipped or nicked, grinding is the...
  • Essential Tablesaw Blades

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    Essential Tablesaw Blades Choose complementary blades for perfect results By Tim Johnson In the dark ages of woodworking, before carbide, you never used the same blade for ripping and crosscutting. Cutting plywood required yet another blade. Today, hybrid...
  • All About Vises

    by woodworkerBryan     Friday, March 1, 2013
    All About Vises Add clamping power to your workbench. By Randy Johnson and Tom Caspar A good vise is tool money well spent. It’s a solid investment in your workbench that pays off every time you need to hold a piece of wood. Two Types of Vises Everybody’s...
  • Veritas Planes

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    A great value in premium hand tools by Tom Caspar “I’m really getting the itch to use good hand tools, so what kind of plane should I buy?” I’ve answered that question for years by urging students in my Unplugged Woodshop class...
  • 4 Hand Tools for Stringing

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    4 Hand Tools for Stringing Find out more about using hand tools to make stringing inlay. Stringing reached its peak as an art form way back in the late 18th century, long before power tools. In those days, both the grooves and the strips were made by...
  • 14 Great Little Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 2, 2013
    14 Great Little Tools Time-tested and woodworker-approved, here are some of our favorite workaday tools By George Vondriska “What tools do I need for my shop?” This has to be one of the most common question in woodworking. The answer usually...
  • Soup Up Your Shop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Soup Up Your Shop The right accessories for maximizing your performance and safety. By Dave Munkittrick Here at American Woodworker we see a lot of tools and accessories.We’ve been impressed by how the right accessories—either store-bought...
  • General International's 50-SLT40P Excalibur 48” sliding table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 24, 2011
    General International's 50-SLT40P Excalibur 48” sliding table Like its predecessors, the new 50-SLT40P is designed to fit on virtually any right or left-tilt table saw. This model has been redesigned and re-engineered based on almost 2 decades...
  • Laser Woodworking

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 4, 2012
    Laser Woodworking A pioneering craft for the 21st Century. By Andrew Zoellner Each generation, a new technology in woodworking enables us to work faster, with more precision and more creativity. Carbide-tipped bits and a whole new set of portable power...
  • Rockler Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, August 12, 2011
    Rockler Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has a new, innovative Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container which will extend the life and usage of almost any type of brush. Do-it-yourselfers and woodworkers can...
  • Mortise and Tenon Joinery – Using Only a Hand Drill!

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Mortise and Tenon Joinery – Using Only a Hand Drill! Mortise and tenon joints are the gold standard for strength. Usually, mortises are cut by hand or made on a mortising machine. Two jigs by beadLOCK make this much simpler and less expensive: all...
  • Bessey K Body REVO JR. Parallel Jaw Clamp

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Bessey K Body REVO JR. Parallel Jaw Clamp This new product series offers full-size parallel clamp performance in a new and more compact configuration and, at a great price point. March 1, 2011 - Long known for their premium full-sized K Body REVO parallel...